President Jacob Zuma is to lead a South African delegation of Cabinet Ministers and business leaders to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland on 20-24 January 2015.
The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting brings together world leaders from business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society in Davos to discuss the global economy.
The theme of this year’s WEF meeting is The New Global Context, which, according to the Forum organisers, reflects the period of profound political, economic, social and technological change that the world has entered, which has the potential to end the era of economic integration and international partnership that began in 1989.
South Africa will use the opportunity to market the country as an attractive and reliable investment destination as well as a development partner, in the context of the National Development Plan and in celebration of achievements scored since the dawn of freedom in 1994, which brought about a better life for millions more citizens who had been excluded during the period of apartheid colonialism.
The President will be accompanied by the following:
The Minister of Finance, Mr Nhlanhla Nene
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies
The Minister for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr Jeff Radebe
The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi
The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane
The Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel
Dr Zweli Mkhize, South African Brand Ambassador
The World Economic Forum has invited a large contingent of businesspeople who will interact with global business executives in the pursuit of partnerships and opportunities.
The areas of investment that South Africa will be marketing include the following:
Mining and beneficiation
Industrial infrastructure including telecommunications, energy, water, sanitation and transport
Tourism (primarily hotel and resort development)
Information and Communication Technology
Forestry and related products.
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SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS